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DIRECTORS PAGE TICK BITE MAKES YOU VEGETARIAN-POP SOTVO WIPE
HEADLINES------------- TICK BITE MAKES YOU VEGETARIAN-SOTVO2
HL1) ZAC INTERVIEW-trxSOTVO NEXT AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
HL2) AUSSIE TRAIN-trxVOTOPS TEASE ONE------------
HL3) MASSIVE MICHIGAN PARTY-trxSOTVO TZ1 A AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-VOTOPS
BIG STORY-CLIP TZ1 B MCDONALDS-VOTOPS
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-VO IN TCMON JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP
ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO SS FORECAST-PHC
LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINT-TCMON VO WIPE FORECAST-WXWALL
LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINT-SOTVO AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-VO IN TCMON WIPE
AMY YOUNG LATEST-OC VO WIPE AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-SOTVO
AMY YOUNG LATEST-SOTVO BACK TO SCHOOL HPV VACCINES-OC VO
BREAKING-CLIP MCDONALDS 60 SECONDS-OC VO
BRAMAN AVENUE DEATH INVESTIGATION-OTS SS VO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
GRANDMOTHER ACCUSED OF STABBING GRANDSON-OC SS(3) TEASE TWO------------
PG BANK ROBBER-OTS SS TZ2 A MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-SOTVO
MIAMI TODDLER KILLED IN CRASH-OC VO MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-2SHOT POP
NFM GAMBLING ARRESTS-OC SS MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-PKG
NAPLES CAR IN A CANAL-OC VO MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-OC
BODY NEAR I75-OC VO FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC VO WIPE
911 MISUSE-OC SS VO WIPE FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-SOTVO
911 MISUSE-SOTVO NEW AT 5:00 OPEN-CLIP
IRELAND VIRUS-OTS VO WIPE TEASE THREE------------
IRELAND VIRUS-SOTVO TZ3 A MISSING SIX YEAR OLD-VO
FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-OTS CG TZ3 B STOLEN PASSWORDS-VO
FL ANIMAL SACTUARY FORECLOSURE-OC VO WIPE TZ3 C KITTEN ABUSED-VO
FL ANIMAL SACTUARY FORECLOSURE-SOTVO FACEBOOK WOMAN OF THE DAY-SSTOPS
LOBSTER SEASON BEGINS-OC VO  


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Zac: "It was hard for me to walk for a while, but then I just got up and starting walking."

A WALKING MIRACLE--

JUST WEEKS AGO HE WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING--

DIAGNOSED AS BRAIN DEAD--

NOW HE'S WALKING--

TALKING AND READY TO MOVE ON WITH HIS LIFE.

HIS FIRST INTERVIEW--

RIGHT NOW AT 5.

PLUS --

A FREAK ACCIDENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

A MAN STUCK BETWEEN A TRAIN AND THE PLATFORM. AND IT'S ABOUT TO LEAVE.

THE MUST-SEE, TEAM EFFORT TO FREE HIM.

I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here

PARTY ON--

OR NOT!

THE ROCKING RAVE THAT REACHED RIOT STATUS--

AND THE PARTY-THROWER'S RANT TO PARENTS.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


HL1) ZAC INTERVIEW-trxSOTVO


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HL2) AUSSIE TRAIN-trxVOTOPS


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HL3) MASSIVE MICHIGAN PARTY-trxSOTVO


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BIG STORY-CLIP


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ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-VO IN TCMON


JUST DAYS AGO --

DOCTORS HAD ALL BUT GIVEN UP HOPE.

BUT TONIGHT --

14-YEAR-OLD LIGHTNING STRIKE VICTIM ZAC LATAWIEC --

IS TALKING TO ABC7!

HIS MOM CALLS IT A MIRACLE.

THE LEHIGH ACRES BOY STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON FORT MYERS BEACH --

OPENED HIS EYES.

HE STARTED TALKING.

TODAY HE WALKED OUT OF HIS ROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME --

FLANKED HIS MOM AND GIRLFRIEND CHELSEA.

CHELSEA GOT HIT BY LIGHTNING TOO THAT DAY ON THE BEACH.

BUT ZAC DOESN'T REMEMBER IT.

INSTEAD, HE TOLD US TODAY ABOUT OPENING HIS EYES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HOSPITAL. Return to index of stories...


ZAC LATAWIEC INTERVIEW-SOTVO SS


"i just felt scared for my mom and nervous for everybody back at home, because I didn't know why I was there."

ZAC'S ANXIOUS TO START HIGH SCHOOL BUT HE'S PICTURING A NORMAL TEEN LIFE.

AMAZED DOCTORS SAY THEY MIGHT RELEASE HIM AS SOON AS NEXT WEEK.

THE SOMBER PART OF THIS AMAZING RECOVERY.

ANOTHER MAN --

A FAMILY FRIEND NAMED SCOTT WILCOX --

WAS ALSO ON THE BEACH WITH THEM.

HE DIED FROM HIS INJURIES. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINT-TCMON VO WIPE


AND ALSO ON THE TOPIC OF LIGHTNING --

SOME NEIGHBORS ON PINE ISLAND SAY THEY'RE FED UP WITH THEIR LIGHTNING SIREN AT PHILLIPS PARK.

THEY CALL THE SOUND OF IT --

PIERCING AND UNBEARABLE.

ONE WOMAN WROTE A LETTER TO COMMISSIONERS SAYING THE LOUD BLASTS HAVE BLARED AT

LEAST 16 TIMES OVER EIGHT HOURS. Return to index of stories...


LIGHTNING DETECTOR COMPLAINT-SOTVO


Dana Kasler, Lee County Parks and Rec

06:34:25 "Parents seem to really like having that in place for their

kids to get them off the field should dangerous lightning be in the

area." 06:34:31

THE SIREN GOES OFF WHEN LIGHTNING IS WITHIN 10 MILES.

IT'S DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES, BUT NEIGHBORS DON'T THINK THE NOISE IS WORTH IT.

THEY'VE SUGGESTED A NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING DROPPING THE DISTANCE TO SIX MILES.

THE COUNTY SAYS -- THEY CAN'T DO IT. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG LATEST-OC VO WIPE


AN EMOTIONAL DAY IN COURT FOR THE EX-WIFE OF A DEAD NAPLES POLICE OFFICER. NINA DIAZ-MONROIG FILED FOR A PERMANANT RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HER EX-HUSBAND'S GIRLFRIEND,

THAT'S NAPLES POLICE SGT AMY YOUNG.

TODAY A JUDGE DISMISSED THE PROTECTION ORDER.

YOUNG'S CHEEK WAS VISIBLY SWOLLEN IN COURT.

SHE'S STILL RECOVERING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE FACE.

NINA-DIAZ MONROIG SAYS SHE AND HER CHILDREN ARE AFRAID OF YOUNG - BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHETHER SHE MURDERED OFFICER LUIS MONROIG -- THE CHILDREN'S FATHER.

THE DEADLY DOMESTIC DISPUTE HAPPENED IN LATE JULY IN THE COUPLE'S ESTERO HOUSE.

DIAZ-MONROIG SAYS HE HAD THE CHILDREN THAT WEEKEND AND ARGUED THEY CHILDREN COULD HAVE BEEN SHOT BECAUSE THEY WERE IN THE HOSUE. Return to index of stories...


AMY YOUNG LATEST-SOTVO


nina diaz-monroig

my children could have got up at any time, which they have a normal habit of doing, they come and they sleep in my bedroom, they could have easily gotten up in the middle of the night and like i said previously, instead of burying one person I could have buried two or three. 15

Donald day- attorney

205033 so frankly judge there is no factual basis to enter this , there's no testimony from the children, or fear of imminent danger.7

THE JUDGE FOUND NO EVIDENCE TO ISSUE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST YOUNG.

HE SAID SINCE THE CHILDREN HAVEN'T TESTIFIED HE DOESN'T KNOW IF DIAZ-MONROIG'S CLAIMS ARE TRUE. Return to index of stories...


BREAKING-CLIP


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BRAMAN AVENUE DEATH INVESTIGATION-OTS SS VO


ABC 7 IS ON THE SCENE OF A DEATH INVESTIGATION IN FORT MYERS.

POLICE SAY THEY FOUND A MAN'S BODY OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF BRAMAN AND PALM AVENUES

INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY FOUND A MAN'S BODY-- LYING IN SOME BRUSH JUST OUTSIDE THIS FENCE NEAR THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.

POLICE SAY SOMEONE FROM A NEARBY BUSINESS CALLED THE BODY IN AROUND 11:30 THIS MORNING.

RIGHT NOW POLICE CANNOT CONFIRM AN AGE OR IDENTITY OF THE VICTIM.

WE'RE TOLD THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE ON A CAUSE OF DEATH-- AND ALSO TO FIND OUT IF THE DEATH IS SUSPICIOUS.

STAY WITH ABC 7 BOTH ON AIR AND ONLINE FOR THE LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. Return to index of stories...


GRANDMOTHER ACCUSED OF STABBING GRANDSON-OC SS(3)


DEPUTIES SAY A FLORIDA GRANDMOTHER HAS DONE THE UNTHINKABLE --

STABBING AND KILLING HER 7-YEAR-OLD GRANDSON.

MARTHA WHITE IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL TONIGHT --

SHE'S UNDERGOING A MENTAL EVALUATION.

DEPUTIES SAY SHE STABBED 7-YEAR MASON RHINEHART --

MULTIPLE TIMES IN HIS CHEST AT THIS HOUSE IN TALLAHASSEE.

SHE'S FACING CHARGES OF PRE-MEDITATED MURDER --

ALTHOUGH HER MOTIVE IS STILL UNCLEAR. Return to index of stories...


PG BANK ROBBER-OTS SS


NEW AT 5-

PUNTA GORDA POLICE HAVE MADE AN ARREST IN A BANK ROBBERY.

IT HAPPENED BACK ON JULY 25TH AT THE BANK OF AMERICA BRANCH ON MADRID BOULEVARD.

INVESTIGATORS NOW SAY JOHN HALDEMANN MAY BE CONNECTED TO ANOTHER BANK ROBBERY IN NAPLES.

POLICE SAY HE WAS CAUGHT AFTER A WITNESS GOT A PARTIAL LICENSE PLATE NUMBER.

HE IS BEING HELD INSIDE THE COLLIER COUNTY JAIL. Return to index of stories...


MIAMI TODDLER KILLED IN CRASH-OC VO


NEW AT 5 --

A 3-YEAR-OLD FLORIDA BOY IS DEAD.

HE GOT THROWN OUT OF AN S-U-V --

WHEN THAT CAR CRASHED INTO A HOUSE.

HERE'S HOW.

POLICE SAY THE DRIVER-

19-YEAR-OLD KIERRA LEE --

RAN A STOP SIGN AND HIT A CAR.

THAT IMPACT SENT HER CAR INTO A NEARBY HOUSE.

SHE AND THE OTHER DRIVER ARE AT THE HOSPITAL.

AND WE'RE WAITING TO HEAR HOW SHE'S RELATED TO THE 3-YEAR-OLD THAT WAS KILLED. Return to index of stories...


NFM GAMBLING ARRESTS-OC SS


A NORTH FORT MYERS BUSINESS OWNER IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW FOR ILLEGAL GAMBLING.

DEPUTIES SAY KATHLEEN WEYRAUCH OWNS BAYSHORE BILLARDS.

PATTI CAPEZZUTO IS ONE OF HER EMPLOYEES.

DEPUTIES SAY THEY'VE BEEN INVESTIGATING THE BUSINESS SINCE JANUARY.

ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS-

UNDERCOVER OFFICERS HAVE PLAYED ILLEGAL VEGAS-STYLE MACHINES IN THE BUSINESS.

WHEN THEY WON-

THEY SAY THE EMPLOYEES PAID THEM OUT OF THE CASH REGISTER.

THEY ARE BOTH OUT OF JAIL ON BOND. Return to index of stories...


NAPLES CAR IN A CANAL-OC VO


TODAY WE CONFIRMED THE NAME OF THE DRIVER --

KILLED LAST NIGHT IN NAPLES WHEN HIS CAR WAS SUBMERGED IN WATER.

44 YEAR OLD YVON JEAN BAPTISTE WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT.

SKID MARKS IN THE GRASS SUGGEST BAPTISTE WAS SPEEDING WHEN HE CRASHED INTO THE WATER --

RIGHT NEAR POLLY AVENUE AND SUNSET BOULEVARD IN EAST NAPLES.

OUR PARTNERS AT THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY BAPTISTE WAS UNDERWATER FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES BEFORE DIVERS PULLED HIM OUT. Return to index of stories...


BODY NEAR I75-OC VO


WE'RE STILL WORKING TO CONFIRM THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND JUST OFF THE INTERSTATE IN FORT MYERS TUESDAY.

LAWN CARE WORKERS FOUND THAT BODY NEAR THE COLONIAL RAMP.

DEPUTIES STILL WON'T SAY WHO IT IS --

OR IF IT WAS SUSPICIOUS. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-OC SS VO WIPE


ANOTHER PERSON IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR MISUSING 911 --

THIS WOMAN, SABRINA COBB WAS PICKED UP BY FORT MYERS POLICE ON TUESDAY AFTER SHE CLAIMED SHE WAS BEING SHOT AT --

ONLY 5 MINUTES EARLIER, SHE CALLED 911 FOR POLICE ASSISTANCE TO HELP HER GET SOME PROPERTY OUT OF A FRIENDS HOUSE.

ABC7 TALKED TO HER TODAY --

SHE ADMITTED MAKING THE CALL-

BUT SAYS SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


911 MISUSE-SOTVO


07;08;23-32

"I called 911 again and it's the same lady and i said someone is shooting at me and I'm going to shoot back.'

WIPE to sot

07;09;32-39

"I apologize, but i needed yall here quicker at that point in time, but I shouldn't have went to jail for that."

POLICE AND DISPATCHERS TELL US THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM.

IN JUST THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE'VE UNCOVERED FOUR INSTANCES OF PEOPLE MISUSING 911.

THE CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND NON-EMERGENCY CALLS SO FAR THIS YEAR --

THE DEPARTMENT ESTIMATES IT GETS ABOUT 20 CALLS A MONTH THAT ARE MADE UP OR PRANKS. Return to index of stories...


IRELAND VIRUS-OTS VO WIPE


HAPPENING RIGHT NOW --

A 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL IS RECOVERING AT GOLISANO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL --

AFTER A RAPID, DEADLY INFECTION SPREAD THROUGH HER BODY.

KATIE AND HER FAMILY WERE HERE ON VACATION.

THEY'RE VISITING FROM IRELAND.

BUT THEN KATIE GOT SICK.

AND IT GOT WORSE.

DOCTORS SAY BY THE TIME KATIE GOT TO THE HOSPITAL --

AN AGGRESSIVE BACTERIA WAS SHUTTING DOWN HER BODY.

IT'S CALLED--- MENINGOCOCCEMIA.

IT'S A RARE, CONTAGIOUS BACTERIA, THAT SPREADS SIMILAR TO MENINGITIS.

IT CAN BE DEADLY AND OFTEN INVOLVES AMPUTATING LIMBS. Return to index of stories...


IRELAND VIRUS-SOTVO


Dr. Roberto Monge, Pediatric Intensivist

:31:25 Very very very scary moment for a physician, starts to see this.

butt sot

:30:07 in a matter of a few hours that patient go from being ok, to being dead.

BUTT SOT

Janet Vernon, Katie's Mom

:43:08 helplessness as well because you can do anything but get them

to the hospital.

DOCTORS DONT KNOW WHERE THE 2 YEAR OLD CONTRACTED THE BACTERIA.

BUT IN HER CASE, SHE WAS ABLE TO FIGHT IT OFF --

AND IS DOING BETTER.

DOCTORS SAY THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT IT IS A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM.

SYMPTOMS WILL MIMIC THE FLU. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE VETERAN GRANT-OTS CG


FEMALE VETERANS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEW GRANT.

IT'S WORTH MORE THAN 9-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

HERE'S HOW YOU QUALITY.

YOU MUST HAVE A LOW INCOME-

HAVE SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN

AND BE ABLE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF SERVICE.

THE MONEY WILL GO TOWARD WORK READINESS, SCHOOL READINESS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS.

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRANT ON OUR WEBSITE-

ABC-DASH-7-DOT-COM. Return to index of stories...


FL ANIMAL SACTUARY FORECLOSURE-OC VO WIPE


A FLORIDA WOMAN -- WHO RUNS AN ANIMAL SANCTUARY OUT OF HER HOSUE -- SAYS THE BANK IS FORECLOSING ON HER HOME.

THAT'S A PROBLEM --

BECAUSE SHE KEEPS 90 ANIMALS THERE.

TINA LUFKIN SAYS THE FORECLOSURE HAPPENS TOMORROW IN PALM BEACH GARDENS.

SHE NEEDS 180 GRAND. OR ELSE SHE NEEDS TO RE-LOCATE HORSES, PIGS AND DOGS. Return to index of stories...


FL ANIMAL SACTUARY FORECLOSURE-SOTVO


Tina Lufkin \ Faces ForeclosureA lot of them are old a lot of them have issues like these white dogs I

have a deaf,some of the pigs are blind some of the other pigs are 18 years

old."

PALM BEACH COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON --

AND THEY'RE CONCERNED

CREWS CAME TUESDAY MORNING --

AFTER GETTING COMPLAINTS THE ANIMALS WERE IN BAD CONDITION.

OTHER THAN A PIG WHOSE NAILS HADN'T BEEN CLIPPED -- IMPEDING HER ABILITY TO WALK -- THEY SAID EVERYTHING WAS O-K.

BUT IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW. Return to index of stories...


LOBSTER SEASON BEGINS-OC VO


TODAY MARKS THE OPENING OF THE REGULAR LOBSTER SEASON.

IT RUNS THROUGH MARCH 31ST.

THE BAG LIMIT IS 12 PER PERSON IN FLORIDA.

AND THE CRUSTACEAN HAS TO BE 3 INCHES LONG BEFORE YOU TAKE OUT OF THE WATER.

A RECREATIONAL SALTWATER FISHING LICENSE AND A LOBSTER PERMIT ARE REQUIRED TO HARVEST SPINY LOBSTER. Return to index of stories...


TICK BITE MAKES YOU VEGETARIAN-POP SOTVO WIPE


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING TONIGHT --

LET ME WARN PEOPLE WHO LOVE MEAT.

AN INSECT COULD MAKE YOU ALLERGIC TO RED MEAT.

NAT SOUND

"My tongue and lips started swelling to the point that I could barely speak."

THIS IS SEPTEMBER NORMAN.

A TICK BIT HER, BUT SHE THOUGHT NOTHING OF IT.

WEEKS LATER --

SHE ATE A STEAK DINNER AND WENT INTO SHOCK.

AND THEN A FEW DAYS AFTER THAT --

A PORK CHOP LANDED HER BACK IN THE E-R.

THAT'S WHEN SHE MENTIONED THAT ITCHY TICK BITE TO HER DOCTOR. Return to index of stories...


TICK BITE MAKES YOU VEGETARIAN-SOTVO2


""He looked at me and says I know what you have. You have alpha-gal and I

went, alpha what?"

ALPHA-GAL IS A SUGAR THAT'S FOUND IN RED MEAT.

SOME PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC.

BUT IT TAKES GETTING BIT BY THE "LONE STAR TICK" --

TO TRIGGER THE ALLERGIC REACTION.

SO IF YOU GET BIT, YOU HAVE TO GIVE UP RED MEAT.

IT'S HAPPENING MORE OFTEN.

MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND CASES HAVE BEEN REPORTED NATIONWIDE.

THERE IS NO CURE. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE ONE------------


HE DIDN'T MIND THE GAP.

HIS LEG PINNED BETWEEN A TRAIN AND THE PLATFORM.

HOW PEOPLE SAVED HIM AND HIS FOOT.

PLUS -

PRESSURE COOKER.

HOW MCDONALD'S IS MAKING SURE "FAST FOOD" IS REALLY FAST.

THE 60 SECOND CHALLENGE AND WHAT YOU COULD WIN.

WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B MCDONALDS-VOTOPS


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JP WEATHERATE OPEN-CLIP


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FORECAST-PHC


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE ABC7 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA. Return to index of stories...


FORECAST-WXWALL


TRACKING DRIER AIR AHEAD

It was a fairly quiet Wednesday across Southwest Florida, with scattered showers and storms mainly east of I-75. We'll see the storms diminish inland this evening, with temps falling into the 80s. We'll see quiet conditions overnight, with lows in the upper 70s.

The onshore flow now looks to continue Thursday. However, the likelihood of AM showers is very low. The better chance for rain will be in the PM hours, especially along and east of I-75. Highs on Thursday will be in the low 90s.

Drier air does start entering the area on Friday. This will reduce the chance of PM scattered storms, but not completely end the threat. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.

Even more dry air works in for the weekend. Right now, Saturday looks slightly wetter than Sunday but the majority of both weekend days are expected to be dry. The best chance for storms each day will be in the afternoon and early evening hours. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s.

Next week looks fairly quiet as the dry air remains in place. Just a few widely scattered storms are expected each afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 90s.

TROPICAL UPDATE

Tropical Storm Bertha became post-tropical Wednesday morning, ending it's run as the second named storm in the Atlantic basin.

Bertha is east of New England and is moving rapidly to the northeast at 31 mph. It will stay in the open waters of the Atlantic over the next few days.

Elsewhere in the tropics, no major activity is expected over the next 5 days. Return to index of stories...


AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-VO IN TCMON WIPE


CHECK OUT ABC7'S VIDEO OF THE DAY!

A MAN'S LEG GOT STUCK BETWEEN THIS TRAIN AND THE PLATFORM --

JUST AS THE TRAIN WAS ABOUT TO PULL OUT OF THE STATION!

THIS IS RUSH HOUR, DOWN UNDER IN AUSTRALIA.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED NEXT MAY RESTORE YOUR FAITH IN HUMANITY.

GET A BETTER LOOK HERE.

COMMUTERS FILE ONTO THE TRAIN AND A MAN'S FOOT FALLS IN THE CRACK.

THE GAP IS JUST FOUR INCHES WIDE.

HERE'S WHAT'S REMARKABLE.

WHEN PEOPLE REALIZE THERE'S ALMOST NO TIME TO ACT --

THE OTHER COMMUTERS ALL BAND TOGETHER TO PUSH THE TRAIN AND FREE THE MAN'S LEG. Return to index of stories...


AUSSIE TRAIN RESCUE-SOTVO


he was okay.clapping.it was a good result everyone worked together and got him out

PARAMEDICS TREATED THE MAN BUT HE WAS NOT BADLY INJURED AND

CAUGHT A LATER TRAIN. Return to index of stories...


BACK TO SCHOOL HPV VACCINES-OC VO


IN ABC 7'S HEALTHY LIVING-

LEE COUNTY'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS TELLING MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS TO ASK FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL H-P-V VACCINE WITH THEIR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOTS.

THE SERIES OF THREE SHOTS PREVENTS CERVIAL CANCER AND SOME FORMS OF GENITAL WARTS.

SOME PARENTS HAVE BEEN CONCERNED IN THE PAST THAT GIVING A CHILD THE VACCINE COULD ENCOURAGE THEM TO BECOME SEXUALLY ACTIVE.

BUT DOCTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO RECOMMEND IT TO PARENTS OF 7TH GRADERS

VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AGES 18 AND UNDER ARE FREE AT THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN LEE COUNTY.

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MCDONALDS 60 SECONDS-OC VO


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS ARE MAKING A BOLD PROMISE TONIGHT --

60 SECONDS OR LESS.

THEY ARE GUARENTEEING THAT WHEN YOU GET *LUNCH* IN THEIR DRIVE THRU --

YOU'LL HAVE YOUR FOOD 60 SECONDS AFTER YOU PAY FOR IT.

THEY GIVE YOU A TIMER --

SO YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF THEIR CHALLENGE.

YOU CAN TRY IT THIS MONTH.

BECAUSE THE PROMOTION ENDS AUGUST 29TH. Return to index of stories...


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TEASE TWO------------


"I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here."

BECAUSE HE THREW THE LARGEST RAGER IN WESTERN MICHIGAN--

COMPLETE WITH FLAME THROWERS AND STIPPERS.

WHY POLICE COULDN'T STOP IT--

AND THIS MAN'S RANT TO PARENTS TONIGHT. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-SOTVO


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MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-2SHOT POP


2-THOUSAND PEOPLE

SIX DRUG OVERDOSES AND AT LEAST ONE SEXUAL ASSAULT.

POLICE SAY SOCIAL MEDIA CAUSED A PARTY IN MICHIGAN TO GET WAY OUT OF CONTROL.

AND NOW --

THE PARTY'S HOST-

WEARING A FORT MYERS BEACH TANK TOP NO LESS --

IS DEFENDING HIS BLOWOUT BASH THAT WENT BONKERS.

HE TOLD REPORTER TROY CAMPBELL --

IT WAS STILL WORTH IT.

AND THERE IS A SHOT IN THIS STORY, THAT WILL MAKE YOU SAY "WHOA." Return to index of stories...


MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-PKG


"People could of been laying out in my yard dead this morning. I'm glad the police were here and the ambulances."

20-YEAR-OLD JAMES TAYLOR. SAYS IT WAS A PARTY FOR THE RECORD BOOKS. CAPTURING THESE IMAGES WHILE STANDING ON THE ROOF OF HIS HOME. WITH A CROWD ROUGHLY 2 THOUSAND CHEERING HIM ON. WITH TWO DJ`S. A FIRE THROWER. GO GO DANCERS. AND STRIPPERS. HE SAYS HE SUCCESSFULLY THROUGH THE LARGEST PARTY EVER TO HIT WEST MICHIGAN.

"I didn't force anything down anyone's throat. I didn't make anyone stay here until 7am or 11 or whenever it is that everyone finally left. I didn't make this kid pass out on my floor. People wanted to be here. That was their decision."

AND IT WASN'T JUST OUTSIDE.

"How many people do you think were in your house at one time? Probably at least 500, but that's. 'In this little house?' Oh yah!"

TAYLOR SAYS HIS HOME GOT SO CROWDED. PEOPLE COULDN'T MOVE FROM ONE ROOM TO THE OTHER. AND THE FLOOR BOARDS WERE SHAKING BECAUSE OF THE ALL THE WEIGHT.

"If I walked in here last night, what would I see? You see people, literally, if you wanted to come let's say the garage and you were walking in, it would have taken you 20 minutes to get to here."

TAYLOR SAYS IT WAS A GATHERING TO CELEBRATE A HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY. AND ALSO A GOODBYE PARTY FOR HIM BEFORE HE MOVES TO CALIFORNIA NEXT WEEK.

TAYLOR SAYS HIS ADDRESS WAS GIVEN OUT AT ABOUT 4 P-M ON SATURDAY. JUST ENOUGH TIME FOR A HEAD'S UP FOR PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO ATTEND, BUT NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR WORD TO GET OUT TO POLICE.

"I guess someone drove all day, during the party day from Tampa all the way to here, just to come to this party."

THE MECOSTA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SAYS AT LEAST TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE. MANY OF THEM UNDER 21 YEARS OLD. ATTENDED THE PARTY. RESULTING IN AT LEAST SIX DRUG OVERDOSES. AND THE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A 19 YEAR OLD MOUNT PLEASANT WOMAN.

"What do you say to anyone who says you are responsible? I am. It's my house. You got to deal with it afterwards, but apparently it was worth it."

ACCEPTING PART OF THE RESPONSIBLY. TAYLOR SAYS HE WAS UNAWARE ANYONE AT THE PARTY WAS UNDER-AGE. AND SAYS THEIR PARENTS SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

"Anytime you point at someone, you got three fingers pointing back at you and if you are a parent that's got a 14 year old child that's been able to be at my house all night, and according to the police there was a lot of them here. So, I think some parents should do some reflections on their parenting before they start getting mad at me." Return to index of stories...


MICHIGAN RAVE PARTY-OC


TAYLOR DOESN'T RULE OUT THROWING ANOTHER PARTY.

HE ALSO ADMITS HE MIGHT FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR THIS --

AND WILL ACCEPT THAT RESPONSIBILITY. Return to index of stories...


FL UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-OC VO WIPE


BEHIND THE DOORS OF A SECURE VAULT IN TALLAHASSEE-

THERE'S HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY.

FROM EMERALD NECKLACES TO VINTAGE BASEBALL CARDS, THE VAULT CONTAINS STUFF LEFT DORMANT IN BANK SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES.

AFTER A SAFE DEPOSIT BOX HAS BEEN ABANDONED FOR THREE YEARS, BANKS SEND THE CONTENTS TO THE STATE VAULT, WHERE ITEMS ARE HELD FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS.

NOW-THEY'LL BE AUCTIONED OFF SATURDAY IN ORLANDO.

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-

YOU CAN SEARCH THE STATE'S DATABASE.

WE HAVE A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE ON OUR WEBSITE.

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Walter Graham, Bureau of Unclaimed Property

"We simply just can't hold onto those items forever. So, we do auction them and that's the purpose for this auction. But, when we do sell the items, we credit the amount to each person's account, and they or their heirs can claim that amount forever."

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY-

YOU CAN SEARCH THE STATE'S DATABASE.

WE HAVE A LINK TO THEIR WEBSITE ON OUR WEBSITE.

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TEASE THREE------------


SIX YEAR'S OLD. AND MISSING.

TONIGHT --

THE FRANTIC SEARCH AND WHY THE FOCUS SHIFTED TO HER PARENTS.

WHY THEY DIDN'T CALL 9-1-1 RIGHT AWAY --

AND HER FATHER'S DIRTY SECRET.

MORE THAN A BILLION NAMES -- PASSWORDS STOLEN.

RUSSIA'S TIES TO THE LARGEST DIGITAL HEIST IN HISTORY.

AND BEATEN AND DRUGGED.

A KITTEN'S BODY LEFT HANGING BY A NOOSE.

THE DISTURBING MURDER AND ITS OWNER'S DEMONIC PAST. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A MISSING SIX YEAR OLD-VO


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TZ3 B STOLEN PASSWORDS-VO


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TZ3 C KITTEN ABUSED-VO


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